Monday 16 February 2015

Purple Rain Again

I did a purple rain themed piece for the drips and drops on CVC site.
However, I wanted to have another go using PA fresco paints.

I started by cutting assorted raindrop shapes from some purply papers and glued them to my journal page!

Next, I used a Lin Brown stencil and put gel medium through, making sure that some went over the raindrops.
I mixed some fresco paint with water. Lilac and Bougainvillea together and Eggplant on its own and watered them down in little spray bottles.
I sprayed them randomly onto my page and blended them with baby wipes.
I used the same mix paints to drip down and then up the page.

I was pleased with how this turned out and the up drips reminded me of plants, so I took the same stencil and heat embossed some purple "flowers".

I nearly stamped Ruby Rainbow, like I did last time but decided to look for something suitable in my PA stash instead. Ping! found one of my favourite stamps. Stamped it several times on tissue, tore it a bit and glued it to my journal. If you look you will see several "hidden" faces.
Finally, I printed out part of the Purple Rain lyrics and scribbled round a bit!
Enjoyed this and love the versatility of the Fresco Paints.

So, off it goes into the PA paint challenge!


  1. love purple rain, it's a great colour! Fab entry, well done.

  2. I love this! The colour is so rich and vibrant and I really like the up and down runs - there's a wonderful mysterious quality to this piece (Oh and I love the song too by the way - so great choice of words!)

  3. Great background, are you a big Prince fan lol xx

  4. Oh! this is another amazing, gorgeous purple rain drips, I love the several "hidden" faces. xxx

  5. Enjoying the guitar being played by the main man Prince after he sang these unforgettable lyrics... Still one of my fave all time songs which i love driving to, ahem can you tell i am a fan, sorry must get on with comment!

    Adore purple, adore drippage, love your vision seeing the flowers and what a fab completed page. Love it Hazel:-) xxx

  6. Drippage can be fun! Love your choice of stamp, don't think I noticed it before in the PA range.

  7. This is a beautiful project, Hazel. I do love those drips and drops and how you transformed them into flowers. xx

  8. Ooh, what a cool page - lyrics and all. Fabulous dreamy deep purples, and the drops work so well as blooms. I'm off to track down your CVC entry, but you could play this one too!
    Alison xx

  9. This is so clever, hazel! Funny how we are all thinking of prince just because of a paint colour!

    Lucy x

  10. Wow wow wow super gorgeous creation, really loving the colour and texture wow. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

  11. I really like your hidden faces Hazel. And the uppy-downy drips. Loveliness!

  12. Absolutely amazing.......your thought processes leave me awestruck every time!

    Lesley Xx